Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Walk-In Supper
Volunteers Needed

On the first Thursday of every other month, volunteers from our parish cook and serve dinner for approximately 100 poor and/or homeless people from Bergen County at the shelter in Hackensack.

Help is needed for a variety of tasks. Information about the various jobs can be found on the Walk-In Supper page of our website. In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate. Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.

If you can help, please sign up to volunteer online by clicking the Volunteer button below, or call Linda McShane at 201-967-7349.



St. Martin’s Kitchen
Volunteers Needed

All who wish to participate are invited to join us on Saturday, August 8. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.



Back-to-School Drive

Our Annual Back-to-School Drive runs through August 8/9. There is a display set up in the gathering space of the church.

Please stop by and take a tag or two to donate items for this collection.  You may also donate money or gift certificates to help families get clothes and shoes for their children.

Your donations will help families at Sacred Heart Parish in Jersey City.  Many families depend on your generosity each year to help them get their children back to school with the supplies they need for a successful school year.

Please return items to the display area by Sunday, August 9th.

Thank you for your help!


Family Shelter Ministry:
Upcoming Hosting Week

Family Shelter Ministry-A Story of Love and Success

As we prepare to host families from Family Promise of Bergen County during the week of August 16-23, 2015, the love and support of St. Peter’s and our support congregations, St. Joe’s, First Congregational Church and Temple Avodat Shalom, attest to the success of helping working families and their children through a most difficult time. Our first hosting week was July 2011 and since that time, St. Peter’s has been “home” to 25 families (a couple of families stayed with us twice) and our guests included:

♥ 29 parents
♥ 55 children

All of “our families” have been transitioned to their own apartments and continue to thrive successfully with the help of Family Promise. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers who set up “home” for the week, cooked & served luscious healthy meals, played games, taught crafts and played basketball in the gym with the children. Most importantly, our volunteers provided a loving, welcoming and safe environment for the families.

For more information on the Family Shelter Ministry at St. Peter’s and to view a Bergen Family Promise video on the positive impact volunteers are having on the lives of many families, please visit the Family Shelter Ministry page on our website.

To donate much needed items for the week and/or volunteer for the opportunity to be the source of love, comfort and support to our guests during the week of August 16-23, click on the buttons below.  Families with children are welcome to volunteer as a family!!




Summer Office Hours
for July and August

During the months of July and August the Rectory Offices will have the following summer hours:

Monday – Thursday: 
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have a great summer!!!



Sharing God’s Blessings
Annual Appeal

Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal, including Parishes, Catholic Education, Seminarian Education & Formation, Priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic Charities, Campus Ministry and Youth Ministry.

Our parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if it exceeds its goal.

See firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes and submit your pledge online!



Parish Goal:  $91,970
Pledges: $10,640 (12% of Goal)
Participation: 2% (40 of 1900 parish families)



Faith Formation Classes:
2015-16 Registration Info

Register your child(ren) for the
GIFT Program. Due now.


Register your child(ren) for the
Traditional Program. Due now.



Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child

Third Monday of each month
Next meeting: August 17
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee



Volunteers Needed:
Parish Carnival

Parish Carnival
September 24-27
Thursday 6-9 PM
Friday 6-11 PM
Saturday 1-11 PM
Sunday 1-8 PM



Parish Food Pantry:
New Extended Hours

Open to the public on
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
and from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
for St. Peter’s Parishioners
and River Edge Residents.

Located in the back
parking lot.


Join St. Peter’s on an
Exciting Trip to Germany

Travel with us on a Globus Tour to Bavaria including Munich, Nuremberg, Rothenburg, Black Forest, and Oberammergau.

Full buffet breakfast daily, 1 special lunch, and 4 three course dinners with wine.

Per person price based on double occupancy $2049. Air price not available at this time.

If booked by Sept 10, 2015 there is a 10% discount so book early!

All first class hotels, deluxe motor coach transportation, and tour guide.

Travel insurance available.

Contact Bob Setzer 201-712-9272 or for literature and more information.



2015 Pilgrim
Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

Two statues are available every week through the end of 2015.  Pick up a statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.


Quick Links


A Prayer for the Family
Music by Vincent McHale
Arranged by Jim Gregory
Performed by St. Peter’s Adult & Children’s Choirs

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon


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Outside St. Peter’s

August 15: Special Noon Mass

A special mass and support group meeting for all who are affected by the disease of alcoholism will take place at Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place, Closter, NJ on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 12:00 noon. Mass is offered for the support, healing and recovery of not only the man/woman directly infected with the abuse of alcohol or drugs, but also for anyone involved in the life of the alcoholic or drug addict.  For information please call 201-768-7565.

Sept. 18-20: Marriage Retreat

Come Celebrate Your Special Commitment To One Another!
September 18-20, 2014
For couples married at least 10 years.

Nov. 9-18: Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage

November 9–18, 2015. Daily Mass at the Holy Sights. Visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and more! Includes 3 Meals Daily. Air from Newark. $3,399.00. For a flyer or for more information, call Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

Dec. 5-12: Catholic Caribbean Cruise

Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Caribbean Cruise with Father Vicente Jazmines  December 5-12, 2015 on Holland America.

Westerdam out of Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida–  Ports of Call:  Grand Turk Island • San Juan, Puerto Rico • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. • Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Cruiseline Private Island).  Prices begin at $1269 for two passengers this includes all port fees and taxes.  Daily Mass offered.  Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your cabin. Space is limited. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or

Donations Needed for Camp Lots of Fun

Camp Lots of Fun
A Program of Family Promise
of Bergen County
100 Dayton Street
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Camp Lots of Fun provides a true summer camp experience for 30 children, ages 5-12. Current and former residents of Family Promise Sheltering Programs are eligible and, when space permits, children from other agencies are accommodated. Camp will be held August 17 through 28 at the Central Unitarian Church on Forest Avenue in Paramus. Youth Council and other high school students serve as volunteer counselors. It is solely funded by the generosity of congregations, businesses, individuals and other non-profit organizations.

Donations Needed:

40 single use cameras – cost approx. $220.00
40 lunches for 8 days. On trip days, the lunches need to be bagged lunches and need to arrive at camp by 8:45 a.m.
Snacks, such as Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter crackers.
Cereal/Granola bars, 300 juice boxes, and bottled water.
Arts and Crafts supplies.
35 Kohl’s Gift Cards ($50 each) for school clothes
Pizza Lunch – $250.00
Breakfast: Donuts, bagels and juice boxes.

Monetary donations are also needed for the many special events planned:

$ 250 – Magician
$ 450 – Frisbee Guy
$ 300 – Odyssey Athletic Club
$ 200 – Bowler City
$ 420 – Mad Science
$1200 – Liberty Science Center
$1500 – Keansburg Amusement Park
$ 450 – Bowtie Cinemas
$ 700 – Wild and Wacky
$ 600 – Pyramid Dance Company
$ 625 – National Circus Project
$1800 – Overnight Camping Trip
$5500 – Bus Fees

For more information, contact the new camp director, Blake Visconti (551) 206-3170. More info online at

Habitat Bergen: Travel with a Purpose

Have you ever wanted to combine vacation with service?
If so, then join Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County on our Global Village Trip to Taos, New Mexico, October 11-17th, 2015. The team will be led by Habitat Bergen staff member Pamela Nall.
Work with the Taos Habitat affiliate alongside their partner families constructing homes. You must be at least 16 years old to join. Want to learn more?
Contact: Pamela Nall at or (201) 457-1020

Principals Sought

The Archdiocese of Newark is seeking qualified Catholic educators to apply for K-12 principal positions.  If interested, send resume and three letters of reference to For additional information go to:  Catholic Schools NJ

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients.

If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact:

Rev. David Armstrong
Director, Pastoral Care
Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601


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